WebDirect - Enable Viewing PDFs in External Containers for Mobile Browsers

Document created by MartinCrosman on May 30, 2018
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From the Filemaker 17 Web Direct Guide


  • PDF files in container fields are not interactive. On iOS devices, container fields display only the first page of the PDF. On Android devices, click links in container fields to view PDFs in new web browser windows. To interact with PDFs in container fields, open the solution in Windows or macOS.


This has been a know issue for some time now. I had hoped it would be addressed with Filemaker 17. In particular I would like to see this working for the iPad or at least to have this working in the same fashion as Android Devices. This is critical where users can not use Filemaker Go to access the solution.


Any kind of work around would be appreciated.


Thanks Martin